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Frenchman faces 17-year term on Indonesia meth charges

Published on Jun 9, 2014 3:44 PM
 
Francois Giuily of France waits inside a holding cell before his trial hearing at Denpasar court on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on May 5, 2014. An Indonesian prosecutor on Monday, June 9, 2014, recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali. -- PHOTO: AFP

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AFP) - An Indonesian prosecutor on Monday recommended a 17-year jail sentence for a Frenchman accused of smuggling a huge stash of crystal methamphetamine into the resort island of Bali.

Francois Giuily, 49, was arrested in January at Bali airport with more than three kilos (6.8 pounds) of the drug hidden in two plastic bags in his suitcase lining, according to prosecutors.

Customs officials said at the time of his arrest that the drugs had a street value of around US$500,000 (S$625,925).

Prosecutor Gusti Putu Gede Atmaja told a court in the Balinese capital Denpasar that he was recommending a 17-year jail sentence and a fine of 10 billion rupiah (S$1.1 million).

 
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